Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New DT stuff for Tomorrow's Memories

I know I said I would get this up by the end of the week, well time has gotten away from me, and well I hope you enjoy my rather larger than usual post of my recent work. I also have some other projects started which I will hopefully have up here REAL SOON!!

I got this lovely pack of Basic Grey paper and embellishments to work with this month and thoroughly enjoyed it, easy considering that Basic Grey would have to be my favourite papers.... I had a great deal of fun with it trying out some new things as well as using 'love' themed paper in a different way... Hope you enjoy them.


This first layout I did of when my hubby took me to Queenscliff for the day to celebrate Valentines day. Being near he end of my pregnancy I have not been up to doing a great deal so it was so nice to relax and go for a drive. The photos here are taken at Point Lonsdale where the Port Phillip 'heads' meet. I have had the ideas for this layout for ages and finally had the right photos to go with the embellishments I wanted to use.
I used some new things on this layout.... first my distressing tool which made the edges all ripped and tattered.... it is the BEST so quick to use! Also experimented with a Tim Holtz Mask that I bought (you can see it on the left in the background) gotta love flourishes and swirls! I even did some sewing on this layout which I have been meaning to incorporate more of into my layouts... and added some material for extra dimension. My sewing on the material needs a bit of improvement, but hey at least I am giving it a go! I have been really inspired lately by the amount of dimension on different layouts and really tried to achieve this in this layout. I had a great deal of enjoyment putting it all together!

-- Sorry I have had to remove this layout at this time from my blog due to competition submission --
The Basic Grey Bittersweet range is so YUM for making lovey cards.... This one could be used for any occasion or simply to let someone know how much you love them! I am enjoying using my Pazzles cutter and cut this swirl out (the brown one) with it. The sticker sheet that comes in the range was really good to use for making cards in very little time. The white clear heart has been made using 'Stazon' Opaque White ink stamped onto some transparency and then cut out.
Again here I have used the 'Bittersweet' range by Basic Grey to create this double layout. I really enjoyed doing this layout of some things that are quite personal to me. Guess it is a bit of an insight to me 'now'. With so many things going on in my life at the moment, it is nice to reflect on the good things... the things we cherish so much... but often don't think about often enough.
My Glossy Accents got a bit of use on this one glossing up some of the embellishments like the Twiddleybits flourishes in the corners and the love sticker as well as the cut out flourish out of the paper range. Also used some of the new Kaiser silk flowers, these just feel SO soft and the colour couldn't have gone better.
This layout came to me pretty quick last night and really helped me feel that I have my scrapping mojo back. I really didn't need to think too much about it and had it done in no time at all. It started as an excuse to use my Pazzles cutter to cut out the lovely oval shape out of the paper range... From there I just added some embellishments and lettering. Again I tried to add some dimension here with flowers in different forms (acetate, felt and paper) as well as bling and metal embellishments like the butterfly and basic grey matching brads.

I have been really enjoying looking at blogs and reading some of the latest magazines. They helped me try a few different things and I really enjoy that. It doesn't matter where you get your inspiration from as long as you stay true to your own style. Take the time to look at more blogs and read the articles in your mags, there just maybe something you have not tried before, or not tried for a while that you may enjoy incorporating into you layouts!
Oh nearly forgot..... if you want to see these in real life.... check them out at Tommorrow's Memories in WA they should arrive at the shop early next week!


Debbie said...

Gorgeous LO's Beck. Hope you are well and bub is too....

Vicki said...

Love love love your work!!! Can't wait to see it in person.

Vicki xx

Melissa Kennedy said...

They are lovely layouts Beck.
You have been a busy "mum" haven't you... Take care, look after you and little one